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The Bone Spindle Trilogy

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Sleeping Beauty x Indiana Jones YA with traps, ruins, ride-or-die friendships, and both m/f & f/f love!

  The Bone Spindle —  an instant indie bestseller

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"This gender-flipped retelling effortlessly melds romance, adventure, and fantasy.
Highly recommended."    

School Library Journal (starred review)

Fi is a bookish treasure hunter with a knack for ruins and riddles, who definitely doesn’t believe in true love.

Shane is a tough-as-dirt girl warrior from the north who likes pretty girls, cracking skulls, and doing things her own way.

Briar Rose is a prince under a sleeping curse, who’s been waiting a hundred years for the kiss that will wake him.

Cursed princes are nothing but ancient history to Fi—until she pricks her finger on a bone spindle while exploring a long-lost ruin. Now she’s stuck with the spirit of Briar Rose until she and Shane can break the century-old curse on his kingdom.

Dark magic, Witch Hunters, and bad exes all stand in her way—not to mention a mysterious witch who might wind up stealing Shane’s heart, along with whatever else she’s after. But nothing scares Fi more than the possibility of falling in love with Briar Rose.


• Fantasy violence • Weapons • Past abusive / manipulative relationship • Giant spiders

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•  ABA Indie Bestseller

•  Amazon Editor's Pick
•  Apple Winter's Most Anticipated Booklist
•  Amazon Rising Stars: New Fantasy Authors to Watch

•  Bustle, Frolic and Goodreads best book of the month

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"An enchanting read for fans of fairy-tale romance and girls with battle axes."

Kirkus Reviews

  The Severed Thread —  The Bone Spindle Book 2

"Vedder’s second book sustains the thrilling romance and adventure readers loved in the first, with deeper characterization and higher stakes. VERDICT: This flipped fairy-tale series is too fun to miss. Highly recommended"    

School Library Journal

Fi has awakened the sleeping prince, but the battle for Andar is far from over. The Spindle Witch, the Witch Hunters, and Fi’s own Butterfly Curse all stand between them and happily ever after.

 

Shane has her partner’s back. But she’s in for the fight of her life against Red, the right hand of the Spindle Witch who she’s also, foolishly, hellbent on saving.

 

Briar Rose would do anything to restore his kingdom. But there’s a darkness creeping inside him—a sinister bond to the Spindle Witch he can’t escape.

 

All hopes of restoring Andar rest on deciphering a mysterious book code, finding the hidden city of the Witches, and uncovering a secret lost for centuries. If they can survive that long…

 

Set in a world of twisted fairytales, The Severed Thread combines lost ruins, ride-or-die friendships, and heart-pounding romance.

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• Fantasy violence • Weapons • Past abusive / manipulative relationship • Abusive parent figure

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•  Cosmopolitan – 30 Best Young Adult Books of 2023

•  Q&A with The Nerd Daily
•  Autostraddle Queer and Feminist books of Winter 2023
•  Read an excerpt of The Severed Thread at Tor.com

•  She Reads and Forever Young Adult most anticipated book

"Both the action and the romance are heart-pounding, but perhaps the most touching aspects are
the friendships among the characters."

Kirkus Reviews

The Cursed Rose —  The Bone Spindle Book 3

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"A satisfying close to a magical trilogy.
The author weaves together magic and romance in an action-filled plot and populates the book with characters who are distinctive, likable, and competent."    

Kirkus Reviews

The fate of a cursed kingdom rests on ancient secrets, broken promises, and fierce friendships in this gasp-worthy final book of the bestselling twisted fairytale Bone Spindle series.

Fi is a prisoner. Briar, a monster. Shane’s a warrior. And Red is a traitor. 

With the Spindle Witch on the verge of finding the Siphoning Spells and crushing Andar, Fi’s only hope lies in decoding the ancient riddle of the Rose Witches before she loses Briar forever. 

Shane is desperate to save Andar—and her partner. She’s on the hunt for a weapon left by the mysterious Lord of the Butterflies. But Red’s betrayal puts her in danger from a new enemy—the Spindle Witch’s executioner, the Wraith, a witch as powerful as he is cruel.

The future of Andar lies in the secrets of its past. Fi and Shane must take on the greatest lost ruin of them all—the Tomb of Queen Aurora. Filled with vicious bone monsters, new alliances, and twists and turns, prepare to be swept away by this taut, clever, and heart-filled series conclusion.


• Fantasy violence • Weapons • Past abusive / manipulative relationship • Abusive parent figure • Offscreen / remembered death of a wolf (SPOILER: Not Cinzel!)

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•  Read an excerpt of The Cursed Rose on The Nerd Daily

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•  Book RiotWinter 2024 YA Book Releases To Enjoy This Season
•  TOR.com & United by Pop – Most Anticipated YA Book

•  Check out the sprayed edges edition at Bookish Signs!

Listen to a sample of the audio book :) 
"An enchanting read for fans of fairy-tale romance and girls with battle axes."

Kirkus Reviews


Selected Press for The Bone Spindle Trilogy

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2023 RAINBOW BOOKLIST

ALA List of Best LGBTQIA+ Books for Kids

2023 YALSA Amazing Audiobook for Young Adults

With amazing audiobook narrator Lindsey Dorcus!

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